The world’s richest men and women will come together for 24 hours in September 2011 to hold the biggest, richest and most unique party ever. The aim behind The Global Party is to get into Guinness and raise money for charity.
The initiative comes from a group of hedgefund managers, who will attempt to get over 80,000 of their “closest” friends from around the world to come together for 24 hours for the biggest and most lavish party ever held.
The idea comes from “Around the World in 80 Days,” only that, since this is millionaires we’re talking about, they’ll aim to go “around” the world in only a day.
“The Global Party will co-host 80 parties around the world, not in 80 days, but all within 24 hours with 80,000 invitees around the world,” a post on the official website
of the Party says.
“Parties will be hosted by the owners of each venue in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Delhi, Dubai Marbella, Marrakech, Mexico City, New York, Rio De Janeiro, Shanghai and Sydney to name but a few,” the same post mentions.
If organizers manage to pull this off, they have an entry secured in the Guinness Book of World Records, with all the money raised from the initiative going to charity, to ARK (Absolute Return for Kids).
Money will also be raised from invitations – but don’t rush to get yours just yet. A table is reportedly going for £100,000 ($159,000), and guests expected to attend include celebrities like Uma Thurman, Liz Hurley and Simon Cowell.
“Each of the 80,000 invited VIP guests will be given a special edition Key-2 Luxury silver key ring as the official invitation to The Global Party,” the announcement on the official webpage explains.
“This will enable each key holder not only to choose which of the 80 venues worldwide they wish to attend but also give them access to 1000s of personal contacts and exclusive VIP privileges for life,” the post further says.
As expected, “the key ring is not available to the general public, making it truly exclusive.”
Amidst outrage and cries that there are other ways to raise money for charity than by flaunting your own personal wealth, organizers announce they hope to raise £5 million to £10 million pounds ($7.96 million to $15.9 million).